Yesterday the foam strip arrived to replace the sponge strip on my LK-150 knitting machine. It took a couple hours to pull all the needles, replace the strip, and then get all the needles back into place, but it knits much better know!
This is a quick sample of a stitch I found on YouTube, and (until I did something wrong and it jumped off all the needles) it was seems fairly easy for both machine and hand-knitting. I’ll try it again before writing up the stitch pattern — possibly as a baby blanket or a cowl pattern or something. Besides the very easy stitch pattern, this seems ideally suited to the multi-color variegated yarns that i normally dye, especially using 2 skeins of Phydlbitz sock yarn.
In others news, UPS tracking says I should have more yarn arriving on Monday, so I truly need to empty the Blog Reader Special bin to make room. So everything on the Blog Reader Specials page is 20% off all weekend — and it’s not even close to the end of the month yet! Go check it out and see what you can’t live without, and drop me an email with your requests.
Now that the machine is functioning, and I will be getting some Phydlbitz next week, I will likely have some gradient dyed sock yarns available for you. 🙂 Having done a few more and realizing the labor involved, I will definitely have to charge more for those, but as long as people want them and I can make them, I will do so. 🙂